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Edificio El Faro

Sea view from a frontline apartment in Edificio El Faro in Estepona (Malaga Province) – © 2018 Sur Estates

The complex El Faro, located in Estepona Port is one of those emblematic buildings located in the Marina of Estepona.  El Faro, as it is known locally, sits on a beachfront position, between the Estepona lighthouse and the bullring.

This complex takes the name after the Punta Doncella Lighthouse which was first built in 1861 by Engineer Antonio Molina.  Back then the lighthouse was circular and had a height of 8,5 meters.

The Estepona Lighthouse together with the Punta Almina Lighthouse (located in Ceuta) are of great importance, as they issue two luminous signals that help maritime traffic pass through the strait of Gibraltar.
Due to its importance, the first lighthouse was replaced in 1922, by the current lighthouse, which now has an octagonal shape, its 20 meters high and sits 31 meters above sea level.  After all the improvements, the Estepona Lighthouse has a scope of vision of 18 nautical miles (approximately 33 kilometers).

The Edificio El Faro in Estepona is also located next to the Estepona town hall.  There are 2 main entrances to the complex, one through Avenida del Carmen (also known as the north entrance) and the southern entrance, which can be accessed by the promenade.

The Edificio El Faro is very centrally located, only a few hundred meters from El Cristo Beach and less than a minute walk from Playa de la Rada.  The old town of Estepona is less than 10 minutes walk.  Within a short walking distance, you will find several shops (supermarkets, butchers, pharmacies, hairdressers, etc), bars and restaurants, many of which are the favorites for locals and holiday makers alike.   Just below the building you will also find a park and a bus stop which can take you to different parts of Estepona, Marbella and connect to the airport or Malaga city.

The complex has a “U” shape facing the sea and the lighthouse and it surrounds the communal pool.  The Edificio El Faro is divided in 5 blocks and has a height of 6 floors, which sit above several shops.

The Blocks 1 and 5 are the closest located to the sea and the lighthouse, providing some of the most amazing views one can find in Estepona.  It is quite normal to be able to see the African coast from most of the terraces and in winter months, one can even see the lights of Gibraltar, the lights of the lighthouse of Punta Almina or even Ceuta.  The two blocks can be accessed directly by the parking area and the main entrance, although the most used entrance is located on the promenade, next to the lighthouse.  Most of the apartments in these blocks are south, southeast or southwest facing.

Block 4 of Edificio el Faro can also be accessed from the promenade, although the main entrance to the building is the most commonly used.  Block 4 is also a south facing block and some apartments face also the east.

Blocks 2 and Block 3 are located next to the main entrance of Edificio el faro, some of these face north and depending on the height within the building, they will have views towards the bullring and Sierra Bermeja.   Other apartments in

Blocks 2 and 3 face east and west and provide a pleasant view.

If you are looking to rent or purchase a beachfront apartment in Estepona, Edificio El Faro is a great option.  The Edificio El Faro in Estepona was built in the 80s and it is quite a tall building designed in a traditional Andalucian style, in this complex you will find in it some very spacious apartments with breathtaking sea views.

In the apartments in this complex are 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, most of them come with a garage space and some come with a storage room.

We are specialist in real estate transactions in El Faro, so if you are thinking of buying, selling or renting a property in Edificio El Faro in Estepona, do not hesitate to contact us.